Universal DVD Promotion?

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  1. Jeffrey Wiffen

    Jeffrey Wiffen Stunt Coordinator

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    During a commercial break for the American Music Awards last night (which sucked a** by the way), there was a Universal DVD spot. It featured four new release DVDs (About A Boy, Blue Crush, Undercover Brother and Bourne Identity). Anyway, it seemed to indicate that if you bought any two of the four DVDs mentioned you would get a two DVD bonus. I was half asleep while watching it, so I wasn't entirely sure what the deal was. Has anyone else picked up on this one???

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dave Gilbert

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    You can pick of two of the following for $4.99 (for S&H):
    A Beautiful Mind
    An American Werewolf in London (not CE)
    Billy Elliot
    Captain Corelli's Mandolin
    Dazed and Confused
    Jaws 25th Anniversary
    Jaws 2
    Jurassic Park
    Jurassic Park II: The Lost World
    Jurassic Park III
    The Mummy
    Head Over Heels
    The Nutty Professor (1st version)
    The Quest
    The Skulls
    Snow Falling On Cedars
    Here's the
    link I found which has the covers for the titles available.
     
  3. David Lambert

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    I explained all about this in my Weekly Roundup for 1/14th. You can see that in the Coupons & Bargains section of HTF (link to that section is in my sig; click on my face! Then just find the most current Roundup, with this Tuesday's date).
     
  4. David Rogers

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    I was buying four anyway, so I'll get four of the free ones. Best Buy printed me a rebate receipt and rebate form today when I checked out, and I got a happy surprise when I looked the deal over. Costs me US$6bucks and I'll get four discs. Could be worse. I want JP3 anyway, EDTV also, and wouldn't mind most of what's left on the list for basically almost free.
     
  5. Dave Gilbert

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    It looks like the DVDs offered in Canada differ slightly from what is listed in the Weekly Roundup. Since Jeff is from B.C., my post should still be relevant for those of us north of the border.
     
  6. Tom_Bechet

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    does that special offer only apply to north america and canada?
    cheers
     
  7. jeff peterson

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    I know that Canada is not part of the USA. yet with northamerica I actually meant USA, sorry:b
     
  9. James Bergeron

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    Anyone else get them yet? I just got my dvd's today, Snow Falling on Cedars and Head over Heels! OH BOY I can't WAIT to re-watch Snow falling on Cedars!

    Funny thing they didn't cash the cheque yet!
     
  10. MarkHastings

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    Be careful! I noticed that a few of the DVD's were Fullframe only! (I believe Jurassic Park was - just the first one...not 2 or 3)
     
  11. James Bergeron

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    Both mine are widescreen and Head over Heels is DTS
     
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    I have not recieved mine yet. I selected snow falling on cedars, and I don't remember the other one.
     
  13. Dave Gilbert

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    I also got mine today! (The Lost World and Jaws)
    Universal cashed my cheque exactly one week ago, so I knew they were on their way.
    On the downside: JP2 was floating around inside the case, which has a big dent, and a small rip in the cover. There are a couple little scratches, but hopefully it will play OK. It's too late to try it out tonight. I guess $4.99 S&H doesn't buy you more than Canada Post and a bubble-wrap lined envelope nowadays. [​IMG] I guess I shouldn't complain. I still got two DVDs for less than five bucks.
     
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    Same packaging I received...... except they haven't cashes the cheque yet!
     
  15. Tom Tsai

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    To the question about whether the offer works in Canada too. It does. The choices are slightly different though.
    BUY 2 of:
    About a Boy
    Blue Crush
    Undercover Brother
    The Bourne Identity
    Choose 2 Free from:
    A Beautiful Mind (WS)
    An American Werewolf in London (WS)
    Billy Elliot (WS)
    Captain Corelli's Mandolin (WS)
    Dazed and Confused (WS)
    Jaws 25th Anniversary Ed. (WS)
    Jaws 2 (WS)
    Jurassic Park (WS)
    JP2 - Lost World (WS)
    JP3 (WS)
    The Mummy (WS)
    Head Over Heels (WS)
    The Nutty Professor (WS)
    The Quest (WS)
    The Skulls (WS)
    Snow Falling on Cedars (WS)
    so it looks like all of them are in WIDESCREEN [​IMG]
     

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